Cavs Make History in Blowout Win
The Cleveland Cavaliers channeled their inner Steph Curry last night as they were just unconscious from beyond the ark. Before last night, no team in NBA history had ever made more than 23-three pointers in a game, regular or post-season. The Cavaliers raised the bar to 25 as they made it rain in their blowout win against the Atlanta Hawks 123-98.
"Tonight was a special night for our organization," LeBron James said. "For all those that played in the game, the fans, to be able to set an all-time record in NBA history. This league has seen so many great teams, so many great players, so many great shooters and things of that nature. For us, today to be able to set an all-time record, it's special. It's truly special."
The Cavaliers are now 6-0 in the post-season so far, and they look to be coming together at the perfect time. Cleveland set the record for 3's in a half as they drained 18 of them in the first 24 minutes, breaking the previous record of 12 set by the Golden State warriors this season (The 76ers, Grizzlies, Jazz, Kings, Pelicans, and Pistons have never made 18 3's in a game in their franchise's history).
Ten different players splashed one in from deep for the Cavaliers. J.R. Smith nailed seven of them.
"J.R., he's the only one on the team that has the ultra-green light," James said.
The Cavs now travel to Atlanta where they look to continue their playoff dominance.